Monday, January 23, 2012
First off, I'm a sucker for anything sculpture, from mini-HUGE, up-cycled to shiny new, I heart it all (mostly).
I first came across Steve Wirtz's animated, playful, and beautiful, dog sculptures at Companion Art gallery. I happen to have my photography there as well. A great place for gifts for yourself or loved one(s).
It wasn't until I was at Discovery World, The Artisan Market, this past December, that I personally met him.
Steve has a funny & corny sense of humor which shows in his work. A super swell guy as well. We chatted about being a self- employed artists, and I asked a million questions about his craft. He is just as patient as he is swell!
I went to visit him in his studio last week to check out his art in progress. Check out more of his work around town and online!
http://companionartgallery.com/ Dog and cat art.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Have I ever mentioned how much I like to photograph dogs in the snow? Well, I'm telling ya now. It's a great backdrop plus it makes winter enjoyable. Maggie & Sterling also had fun in the snow on our shoot.
BTW- In case you missed my post about my new photography book "For the Love of Dogs" it is now online for a preview as well as for sale. I have to say I'm pleased as punch how well it turned out. See post below for more information.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here is my first photography book "For the Love of Dogs". Self published at Blurb. You can preview the book and order one as well. I'm hoping it gets into a Milwaukee gallery for the Spring gallery night. Wish me luck! I personally own this book. I'm pleased as punch with how it turned out!